Visit Aldershot and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Aldershot, Hampshire, is built on heathland. The name derives from the Saxon word 'Alder' meaning a 'boggy and wet place'. In 1086 the old Hundred of Crondall, which included Aldershot, was recorded in the Domesday Book.
A frequent visitor to Aldershot was Queen Victoria: a Royal pavilion was erected for her use.
The British Army has had a presence in the town for more than 150 years and this has contributed to its growth from 875 people then to about 35,000 today. The army has left its mark in several ways:
- Aldershot is remembered for the IRA atrocity in 1972 which resulted in the death of 7 people.
- A round red-brick building with a domed roof houses The Observatory which contains a telescope. Both were gifted by aviation pioneer Patrick Young Alexander to the British Army in 1906.
- A statue, 30 feet high, of the first Duke of Wellington mounted on his horse
Schools: Oak Farm; The Connaught School; Ash Manor; St. Josephs RC
Aldershot's political wards: North Town, Wellington, Manor Park, Heron Wood, Rowhill
Famous residents past and present:
- Mickie Most (record producer)
- Claude Auchinleck (Field Marshal)
- Jeremy Hardy (comedian)
- Amelle Berrabah (Sugababes musician)
- Bruce Rioch (footballer)
- Heather Mills McCartney (wife of Paul McCartney)
- Ian McEwan (novelist)
- James Wade (darts player)
- Arthur English (actor)
- Martin Freeman (actor)
Nearby villages: Crondall, Church Crookham, Winchfield, Dogmersfield, Hartley, Wintney, Ash, Crookham Village and Ewshot.
Nearby towns: Farnham, Fleet, Farnborough, Guildford, Godalming
Have you decided to visit Aldershot or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Aldershot bed and breakfast (a Aldershot B&B or Aldershot b and b)
- a Aldershot guesthouse
- a Aldershot hotel (or motel)
- a Aldershot self-catering establishment, or
- other Aldershot accommodation